Is Everybody Happy But Me? (1981/VCI DVD)
Picture: C Sound: C Extras: C- Film: C
Bob Emenegger’s Is Everybody Happy But Me? (1981) was the director’s attempt to save his career from
the end of the cycle of speculative exploitation releases he had been making
since a 1974 UFO film that started him on his way. This examination of how people feel and what
they can really find satisfying in their lives even managed to get Roscoe Lee
Brown and Marsha Mason on board, but it is not that good.
it is not detailed. If you see the film
(or read the chapters), you see the various areas examined, like food, money,
etc., but it is very slow-moving, muddled, wants to go into spirituality
without much success and is somewhat boring.
A few things are unintentionally amusing, but no howlers surface… at
least not for me, but maybe for you? For
the very curious only.
enhanced 1.78 X 1 image (misidentified as 1.33 on the back of the
DVD case) is soft, flat and is likely sourced from a good 16mm print, which is
likely how it was shot. Color is not
bad, but the print shows its age. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono also shows its
age with background noise, limited fidelity and range, but is consistent. Extras include trailers.